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Systems Administrator (Linux/Unix)

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Job Description:

Peraton is looking for a System Administrator  who will be responsible for designing and maintaining multiple Red Hat Linux, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX servers and workstations for varied projects on site.  The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe. What you’ll do… Designs, develops, programs, installs, tests, documents, implements, conducts research for and maintains computer systems and utilities. Analyzes internal or external customer’s needs, and determines equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems. Develops customized solutions to customer/user problems. Establishes system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software compatibility, and coordinates and/or modifies user requirements in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage. Maintains smooth operation of a multi-user computer system, including local area networks. May include setting up user accounts, maintaining documentation and installing system-wide software and allocation of mass storage space. Coordinates electronic office systems activities. Recommends HW/SW purchases and coordinates installation. Trains users. Contributes to the development of policies and monitors policies and standards for allocation and use. Develop and maintain disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility. Carries out responsibilities in compliance within established security guidelines. Additional skillsets and responsibilities: Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) system administration experience, including RPM patch management (Spacewalk experience a plus) Shell scripting Best practices for system security hardening. Prior Sun Solaris and HP-UX system administration experience, including Operating system patch management PERL or shell scripting Server cluster management Best practices for system security hardening. Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management Experience with MS Windows and RHEL system hardening, patching, and remediation Experience with server monitoring, capacity management, and event alert response Experience with system event log configuration Basic knowledge of packet routing, and firewall maintenance Experience with VMWare product suite, including Experience with MS Project and SharePoint a strong plus Experience with VMWare product suite a strong plus, including: ESXi server infrastructure vCenter configuration and management vMotion configuration and management You’d be a great fit if you have… A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or other related science. 1 years’ experience with Linux operating system, including terminal command line familiarity. 1 years’ experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts. The ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. It’d be even better if you have… Completed Security + certification. 1 years' experience with Sun Solaris and/or HP-UX operating systems. Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response. Experience in root cause analysis. Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite. Experience with Solaris or HP-UX not required, but a plus. What you’ll get… An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing Company-paid infertility treatments Cross-training and professional development opportunities The ability to influence major initiatives. SECURITY CLEARANCE This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.  In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Peraton, Las Cruces , Systems Administrator (Linux/Unix), Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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